WELCOME TO THE HERBALIST'S

JOURNAL

Here you'll find an ever-expanding collection of herbal & wellness information, tips on sustainable living & selecting healthy products, DIY recipes and profiles on our favorite botanical ingredients written by our founding herbalist.

HERBALISM & WELLNESS

Herbal Remedies for Everyday Ailments

The following compilation includes the common maladies I'm often asked about and my recommendations for elixirs, herbal remedies & lifestyle practices.

How to Stay Well through Cold Season

Traditional wisdom offers no shortage of advice on how to support our body’s optimal state of being and keep your immune system at peak performance.

Taking Care When Under the Weather

Understanding how to protect ourselves and how to take care of our bodies when illness strikes is the best way to speed recovery and preserve our health.

How to Eat for Optimal Health

From frequently catching colds to chronic exhaustion, eating well can dramatically improve the state of our health and, in turn, allow us to thrive.

My Top Tips for Healthy Travels

A little extra preparation (and a few of my favorite elixirs) can go a long way in helping you feel your best when you arrive at your destination.

Herbal Library Resource List

A list of all my favorite books & resources on beginner & advanced herbalism, aromatherapy & product formulation, holistic nutrition & plants of Hawai'i.

NATURAL BODY CARE & DIY

Caring for Overwashed Hands

From harsh weather to washing like crazy, our hands are most prone to dry skin. Keep yours hydrated & healthy with these products & tips.

First Aid Basics: Wound Care

For minor wounds that don't require further medical attention, I've shared First Aid medical guidance infused with herbal remedies to speed healing.

DIY Hand Sanitizer (+ All the Facts)

Here you'll find everything you didn't even know you needed to know about hand sanitizer, what you don't want in yours, and how to make your own.

CLEAN PRODUCTS + SUSTAINABLE LIVING

Why & How to Avoid Flavors & Fragrances

I've outlined some key facts about why flavors & fragrances are harmful, how to reduce your exposure, and how we can pave the way for better products. 

Life Hacks for Sustainable Living

We each have a role to play in treading lightly and tending to the earth. The following are my personal practices and life hacks for living a low impact life.

5 Ways to Spot Body Care That Doesn't Care

Most of what we apply on our skin gets absorbed, which is why we need to consider what we wear topically as as much as what we consume internally.

BOTANICAL INGREDIENTS

TURMERIC

Curcuma longa

CACAO

Theobroma cacao

MUGWORT

Artemisia vulgaris

VANILLA

Vanilla planifolia

CINNAMON

Cinnamomum verum

GINGER

Zingiber officinale